X2 Hatton Cross, Heathrow

Cornish Architects, London, 2008


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Trucks on the ramp up to X2 warehouse 

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  • Trucks on the ramp up to X2 warehouse    
  • X2 Warehouse, Heathrow    
  • X2 Ground Floor Warehouse Interior     
  • X2 Office Interior     
  • X2 Upper Floor Warehouse Interior     
  • Aerial View of X2    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Third floor plan    
  • Roof plan    
  • Long sections    
  • View of ramps under construction    
  • Ramp under construction    
  • X2 Warehouse under construction    
  • X2 Warehouse under construction    
  • X2 Warehouse under construction    

Industrial warehouse facility at Heathrow Airport over two storeys. Each level has its own service yard areas with upper level access via two one way ramps.

X2 is a two storey warehouse situated beside Heathrow airport. The warehouse is served by two access ramps dividing up-traffic from down-traffic. The building contains eight 6m high units, four on the ground floor level and four above, with office space is accommodated into the scheme.

A concern with the design was the angle and curve of the ramps. Specialist path-mapping software AutoTrack was used to calculate the curves and clearance heights.

There is a distinction between the steel frame construction of the warehouse and the concrete ramps. Where the two parts joined needed careful detailing to ensure the building stayed watertight.


  • Begun: Jan 2007
  • Completed: Apr 2008
  • Floor area: 21,886m2
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Procurement: JCT standard building contract with contractors design, incorporating amendments
  • Address: Heathrow Airport, London, TW6 2SR, United Kingdom

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